Michael Beach relocated to SF last year after a number of years in Australia, where he was a founding member of the psych rock band Electric Jellyfish. He’s currently working on his second solo album, and, in advance of that, releasing this 7″ on Twin Lakes Records.

Music like this is why “singer-songwriter” is a better descriptor of a role than a genre; the label doesn’t seem adequate to capture the raw, vulnerable beauty of these songs. Beach performs at the Hemlock Tavern on February 8th (9pm, $6) with Lazarus and Colossal Yes. The show doubles as a kickoff for a West Coast tour.